I Am Depressed Over My Kids Growing Up.I am depressed over my kids growing up. My son starts college at UNC in 4 weeks and I can not stop crying. I cry when I think about it. My kids have been my whole life. I have loved them and done for them and I feel as though I don't really have a life of my own. I have a 13 yo daughter and I miss the little kids stage. Last night we watched movies from when they were little. It made me so happy to see that again but so sad to know its gone and I will never get it back. Christmas was the best when they were little. The excitement and happiness. I grieve for what my life is not. It has not turned out the way I wanted at all and it makes me sad. I want what I had with my kids when all they wanted was mommy. I am still close to my kids and I am grateful for that. My son and daughter still like to include me in doing things with them and I know I am very lucky to have that. We all just went to see Harry Potter together at Midnight. We always do things like that. I know I still have my daughter but it seems like time every time I say something to her I am getting on her nerves. Girls are so different from boys. Girls are more smart mouth, and they act like they know it all. I know were close but it is just different from my son. I am so sad and even she is depressed about my son leaving. Any suggestions plelase??
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE :-)
I survived my son leaving.
Well it is hard to believe that my son left to go to college in 2011. Then, I thought I would die. I am happy to say that he will be graduating next May, and I am a better person for it. When he left I thought my life was over. I cried all the time. He has proved he still needs me by calling and asking for my advice. We text all the time ( I thought he would never call or text or need me). I go and stay with him and we have a great time. I am proud to see what a responsible young man he is turning into. I look at him and see a caring, responsible adult. He is now talking about grad school. Not sure I will survive that since they are all far away lol but I know I can do it. I have already done it. I have my daughter and we are still close. I have a great man in my life and I have ventured into new hobbies. I have started to take back my life a little at a time and I am loving it. Who knew? So for everyone out there depressed over their kids leaving, you can do it to. You can take your life back too and still be their mom or dad. If i can do it so can you!!!! Keep the faith and hope. Hugs to all you going through it.